The Vegan Slow Cooker Book Giveaway

“Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour” by Kathy Hester. 

This is the very first book I bought by Kathy. Before I came across her blog Healthy Slow Cooking, the only thing I used my crockpot for was jarred pasta sauce ๐Ÿ˜‚. Sadly that’s a true story. Today I have 4 slow cookers and my Instant Pot has a slow cooking feature and I use them for everything except jarred sauce. 

There’s 8 chapters in this book. Slower cooker basics, Staples you’ll want to know: make your own bouillon, seitan, sauces and more, Simmering soups that cook while you’re away, Steamy stews and curries that save the day, Casseroles (and loaves) you wish your mother made, Easy to make pasta and grain dishes, Mouth watering meatless mains, Super easy side dishes, Sandwich, tortilla, and taco fillings, Beautiful breads NOT from your oven, Party Snacks that cook while your getting ready, Breakfast worth waking up for, Decadent desserts and delightful drinks. 

I never knew you could make bread and pizza in a slow cooker before I bought this book, I’ve been hooked on her recipes since then. One thing  you can always count on Kathy for is  easy, heathy, delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy!

All of the  recipes include the night before prep so all you have to do in the morning is put the ingredients in the crockpot and set the timer, go to work, run errands, or do chores- whatever you do in the day and come home to a house that smells wonderful and you have something  hot and healthy to eat. It takes all of 10 mins to prep nightly. One of my cheats is to figure out what I want to make for the week, chop all the veggies on a Sunday (it’s a day I don’t have to work) and store in mason jars. Boom- 1/2 hr to an hour of prep and that’s it!! 

With permission from Kathy Hester I’m able to share a recipe with you. Seriously- it doesn’t get any easier than this! I hope you enjoy. Also check out her recipes if you haven’t done so already- she’s the Master of the Slow Cooking! Don’t tell her I said that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
by Kathy Hester

gluten-free, soy-free

4 to 5 cups water

1 can diced tomatoes (or 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen)

1 can chickpeas, rinsed (or 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup red lentils

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed

1 cup peeled turnip, chopped

1 cup sweet potato, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped (about 1 stalk)

1 tablespoon not-chicken bouillon

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons garam masala

salt, to taste



Chop veggies and store in the fridge.


Put everything in the slow cooker and cook on low 6 to 9 hours.

Taste, re-season if needed (you may not even need the salt if your bouillon is salty.)


This is a good one to make if you are going to be away from the house a little longer than usual. If your slow cooker runs hot add a little extra water if it will be cooking longer than 9 hours.

Now time for the giveaway! This is not a sponsored post. I just really enjoy this book so I’m having a new copy of The Vegan Slow Cooker book shipped to you!! Exciting right? Click HERE for the giveaway and rules. Good luck. 

What is the 1 slow cooker dish you want to learn how to make? 

31 thoughts on “The Vegan Slow Cooker Book Giveaway

  1. Sounds like a great recipe book! We don’t have a slow cooker, as we suck at meal planning or planning ahead in any way! ๐Ÿ˜› But I am interested in getting one. Maybe I will add it to my Christmas wish list!

    1. A slow cooker will change your life! Menu planning can be tricky, you need to set aside sometime. Take a look at Kathy’s blog as she has free menu plans on there.

  2. Pizza! My kids always want homemade pizzaโ€”it would be awesome to just do it in a slow cooker and forget it! I have been curious about it but never tried it!

    1. You should try the pizza recipe. I was floored by everything you can make in a slower Cooker. The best meals are throwing everything in the pot and forgetting about it.

  3. meatless dishes. I have not taken my cooker out in a while because I am lost on what to make. I made baked beans a year ago and my family did not eat them despite the fact they were good.

    1. Kids can be picky eaters. It’s frustrating when you take the time to make something and no one appreciates the effort you put into it.
      There’s recipes in this book I think your family would like such as: super-simple roasted veggies, creamy scalloped potatoes, smoky mac n cheese, basic fuss free risotto, mix and match jambalaya, fruit cobbler, chile chocolate black bean brownies, lemon blondies just to name a few.

  4. Mexican food especially meat substitutes so my kids can fill their tacos and burritos and think Iโ€™m the greatest mom ever but still keep them healthy!

  5. This sounds like the perfect meal to come home to after work. I’d probably have to leave it a little longer than 9 hours though – I haven’t used my slow cooker in so long, I think I’ll have to get it out for this one. Thanks for sharing!

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